Who We Are

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Founded in 2000 by Chad Hitch and Bruce Nation, Westlake Independent Auto Sales provides high quality new and pre-owned vehicles.


Chad Hitch conducts the daily operations of Westlake Independent Auto Sales.  Chad is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University's School of Business.  An avid car enthusiast since childhood, Chad combined his interest and education to create a business he is passionate about.  While establishing this business, Chad joined the Westlake Independent service team as a manager and service writer; a position he held for 15 years.  Chad's experience, education, and passion make him a leader in the automotive sales industry.  

Bruce Nation is the owner of Westlake Independent, Inc.  Established in 1988, Westlake Independent is well-known in the Conejo Valley for providing uncompromising quality and service to Honda, Acura, Subaru, Toyota, and Lexus owners.  Bruce brings to Westlake Independent Auto Sales more than 45 years of automotive industry experience.  Learn more at WestlakeIndependent.com.


Westlake Independent Auto Sales is a proud member of the respected Independent Automobile Dealers Association of California (iadac) and the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA).  You can depend on us for an honest, low-pressure buying experience.